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Phantasmatical Self-Portraits

John Seed | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
John Seed

Anne Harris, "Invisible Girl," 2007, 33 1/2 x 31 inches watercolor (verso) with watercolor, graphite and oil (recto) on frosted mylar "I'm s...

7 Places Your Italian Guidemap Won't Show You

Courtney Scott | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Courtney Scott

The beauty of Italy is that every town -- even the tiniest village -- has its own individual identity; its own specialty products, dialects and customs, which makes roaming off the Italian tourist map even more addicting.

A Week At A Rural Thai Buddhist Temple

Adam Pervez | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

I just lay on the ground writhing around not in pain, but in consciousness. In my first day of meditation I had awakened a part of me I never knew existed.

In Memory: The War in Iraq, Ten Years on (Slideshow)

Peter Turnley | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Peter Turnley

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The Uphill Road to Protecting Mexico's Bull Sharks

Sandra Larriva | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Sandra Larriva

Every year, from November to March, dozens of bull sharks approach Mexico's Mayan Riviera to make its temperate and turquoise waters their home.

PHOTOS: Context And Contrasts In Cape Town

Robert Schrader | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

I was moved quite literally to tears by my interactions with some of Cape Town's poorest residents -- but not as much as I was relieved to sleep in air conditioning the sun dawned on the summer day.

From Bowery to Broadway: The Evolution of Daniel Nardicio

Tim Ranney | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Tim Ranney

When I discovered Daniel Nardicio organized the Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming show, I wanted to find out how the event New York magazine is calling "the gayest evening in the history of evenings" came about. Daniel opened up to me about his past, present and future.

Grand Opening for Lulu's on the Avenue Vintage Store (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Over the past 10 years, Lulu's at the Belle Kay has earned the reputation for being one of the country's top vintage stores. Owner and curator, Laurie Davis, opened a second store last week: Lulu's on the Avenue.

PHOTOS: South Africa's Fantasy Kingdom

Robert Schrader | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Was Tolkien describing the Amatola Mountains?

Instagram Struts Down the Runway (PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 05.05.2013 | Style
Rana Florida

Paris Fashion Week is in its final leg, with shows concluding tomorrow. Weeks before the big fashion magazines hit the stands, Instagram photos have already captured the trends.

The King Tides: What Happens When the Sea Level Rises (PHOTOS)

Brook Meakins | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Brook Meakins

Did California just get a glimpse of what future sea level may look like? California experienced King Tides, especially high tides, during early Febru...

The Strangest Mountain Kingdom

Robert Schrader | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

With the lowest point of the kingdom over 1,000 meters above sea level, Lesotho is officially the planet's highest country.

Beijing In Three (Long) Days

Kris LoPresto | Posted 04.26.2013 | Travel
Kris LoPresto

The hill you climb up was made from the earth that was displaced to make the moat that surrounds the Forbidden City.

Colombia: Seeking A Peaceful Future (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2013-02-21-fuchscolombia.jpgColombian refugees and internally displaced people are the frequently forgotten victims of a 50-year-long conflict between paramilitaries, guerillas, and the Colombian military and security forces.

PHOTOS: South Africa's Wild Coast

Robert Schrader | Posted 04.21.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Although the dawn of democracy has (slowly) started to integrate the Transkei with the rest of South Africa on a number of levels, the region still eludes many foreign and South African travelers.

PHOTOS: 150 Ways To Make Your Wedding Unforgettable

Bridal Guide | Posted 04.18.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

You've already made the most important decision: Choosing who to marry! Now, it's time to bring your personal definition of "happily ever after" to life with one-of-a-kind details.

The Bridge in the Desert: Travis Elborough's London Bridge in America

David Shook | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books
David Shook

I feel like Hunter S. Thompson in my Honda Accord, but without all the drugs and Libertarian-type pothead obsessives. I'm in the middle of the Arizonan desert with Londoner Travis Elborough, who is writing a book about the London Bridge.

A Dream Honeymoon at Walt Disney World?

Tom Bricker | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Tom Bricker

Walt Disney World is often viewed as a place where parents reluctantly take their children as a rite of passage. Despite this, Walt Disney World is a popular destination for honeymooners.

Windy City Street Style: Winter Neutrals (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

From Uptown to Lakeview and Wicker Park to the Loop, check out some looks across Chicago's neighborhoods that take neutral colors to bold new levels.

The Solar Bowl: The NFL Adds a Bit More Green to the Gridiron

Rhone Resch | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

As you reflect on the this year's Super Bowl, take a moment to think about the individual stadiums competing in the Solar Bowl. Their commitment to tap into our largest source of energy in the US -- solar energy -- is a clear example of how individual leaders are moving America forward.

PHOTOS: 21 Perfect Boutique Hotels

Andrew Harper | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Andrew Harper

These hotels are all unique in their own way and each more unforgettable than the last.

A Deeper Love: Artful Hearts for Valentine's Day

Zoe Helene | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
Zoe Helene

Why let the generic, mass-market Hallmark holiday get you down? Valentine's Day is about more than commercialized concepts of romantic love. It's a day to celebrate the universal love that makes the world go 'round.

Olympics In San Francisco?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.04.2013 | San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee wants to bring the Olympics to the city, and he's willing to go to great lengths to do it. The mayor told the San Franci...

PHOTOS: 10 Cheap Things To Do In Singapore

Sanjay Surana | Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

Budget travelers fear not. In a country where a brand new 2012 Toyota Camry costs $146,000, and million-dollar Ferraris and Lamborghinis are driven on the roads daily, there are plenty of alternatives that won't send your checking account into cardiac arrest.

School Lunch Project: Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Laura Fuentes | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

When it comes to packing fresh fruit in our children's school lunch, the difficulty often lies in how to pack it so it stays fresh through the lunch hour and making sure it doesn't go to waste.